My goal setting update took a back burner this last week. Our two sons moved down to Portland from Seattle and we were busy helping them move! Not only were they able to use our many boxes but my husband lent a hand and actually drove up to help them load and then unload their truck. We now have three of our grown children within twenty minutes of where we live!

  1. Continue to monetize my blog. This is my ongoing goal. Have you taken the time to check out my page on Amazon? This page is where I put all the items I just love, from favorite cookbooks to gardening tools. Please check it out. I do thank all of your who have taken the time to check out my Amazon page and purchased from the various links in my bog posts. It is slowly paying off and it’s nice to have some money coming in to pay for the expenses of blogging.

2. Create a cookbook.  Breaking this goal down into smaller goals has been a big motivator! I am currently in the process of copying and pasting all 400 recipes into a document which we can then have published. amazing what you can accomplish when you just look at something a little differently.

3. Have 20 minutes of exercise at least 5 times a week.  My husband and I are back to working out on a daily basis. Much as I don’t really enjoy getting up and working out first thing I feel so much better afterwards! I sure feels good to be moving again on a regular basis.

4. Explore ten 3 parks or hiking trails in the state of Washington or Oregon! No new parks or hiking trails this week.

5. Incorporate 20 3 new recipes into our dinner plans with the focus on healthy eating. Been trying to eat less meat. The winning recipe this week was a Southwestern Veggie Taco. Perfect summertime meal. I’ll be sharing the recipe next week.

6. Read 35 13 new books this year. Back on the wait list for  The Garden of the Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng, since my Kindle loan expired and I know have to wait for it to be available again. So frustrating because I was enjoying the book! Did finally get the book The Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick. I’ve enjoyed her other books so I hope I like this one!

7. Complete Four 1 knitting or sewing projects this year. Just one more project to complete this year. However knitting has been put on hold until the weather cools off.

8. Visit family on the west coast. No plans for any extended visits anytime soon. Our next big trip will be flying east for a big family reunion! We’re also taking little extra time to visit friends and family on my side. The countdown has begun to our trip to the east coast. Going to be visiting a lot of family and friends! Plus a stay in our hometown! Can’t wait.

Guilford, Connecticut

9. Explore Six 5 new museums in the area. Now that we both have our library cards it’s time to plan an adventure. Planning to visit the Oregon Garden the end of this week, the Oregon Garden is an 80-acres botanical garden located in Silverton, OR. Just about an hours drive from where we live.

10. Find A New Home COMPLETED! Wonderful to have this goal completed! Our new house is finally feeling much more like our home. The majority of the unpacking is behind us and we just have some art work to hang on the walls. So nice to have this goal completed!

Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.
Jim Rohn, ECavett Robert, Public Speaker

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